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December 2013


Christmas is a special season that is marked by wonderful traditions and events in communities throughout SWRE’s Texoma service area. In Altus, Christmas in the Park, a huge display of seasonal lights and decorations is a longstanding event. The display, located at Broadway


(HWY 62) and Park Lane, features more than 10,000 lights and several animated displays. The Spirit of Altus, a B-47E bomber, is on permanent display at the park and is outlined in lights annually during the Christmas season.


Santa will be present at the park every evening until Christmas. The Altus Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, December 8, begin- ning at 3:00 p.m. on Main Street. Theme of this year’s parade is “Christ- mas on the Western Prairie”. In Vernon Saturday, December 14 will be a big day. Breakfast with Santa will be begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Bryant Enterprises, 1423 Main. Christmas on the Western Trail will be held on the Wilbarger County Courthouse Square throughout the day and will include vendors and many activities.


Vernon’s lighted Christmas


Parade will begin just after dark (about 6:00 p.m.) in the downtown area.


In Frederick, Breakfast with


Santa will be held on Saturday, December 14 at the Lois Long Center, sponsored by the Frederick Arts and Humanities Council. “An American Christmas” will be


theme of Frederick’s Lighted Christ- mas Parade on Thursday evening, December 19, at 5:15 p.m. The parade route will be Grand Avenue from 17th Street westward to 8th Street. After the parade the Frederick


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Ag Boosters’ annual Chili Day Dinner will be held downtown at the former Sweet Magnolia’s building. The Tillman County Historical


Society is selling raffle tickets throughout the Christmas season for a scale reproduction of the Pioneer Townsite Museum’s red barn. The unique structure will make a remark- able playhouse or storage building. The drawing will be held at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, December 23, on FM 95.7 KYBE’s “Town and Country” radio show.


In downtown Electra, the Christ- mas season will kick off with a Lighted Christmas Parade at about 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30. Santa and Kids will be held on Saturday morning, December 14, at the Electra Chamber of Commerce. Also in downtown Electra, the D.M. Robb Memorial Christmas Village at 110 West Cleveland is an annual extravaganza of lights and seasonal displays that feature several wonderful Christmas house displays that were purchased by the late Dink Robb in the 1950s. The display will be open every evening from 5:00-10:00 p.m.


from Employees, Staff and Board of Southwest Rural Electric Cooperative


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